CICC Opens Its Second Office in Southern China, Shenzhen

03 December 2021

On December 3rd, 2021, the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) opened a new office in the city of Shenzhen. With this new venue, the CICC officially opens its second office, after the Guangzhou main office, in Guangdong Province (Southern China territory).




Among the distinguished guests present were Mr Giorgio Daviddi, Deputy Consul General of Italy in Guangzhou, Mr Paolo Bazzoni, CICC Chairman, Mr Zhan Hui, Deputy Chief of Luohuo District, Mr Lv Hua, General Manager of Shenzhen Centralcon Properties and Investment Co., LTD, Mr Massimiliano Tremiterra, Trade Commissioner of ITA - Italian Trade Agency, Mr Massimiliano Guelfo, CICC Vice Chairman in Guangzhou, Mr Raphael Paul Cooper, CICC Board Member in Guangzhou, and Mr Lorenzo Riccardi, CICC Treasurer. The opening ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Italian and local business community.






Placed at the center of the Special Economic Zone, Shenzhen is among the most dynamic and economically-developed cities in China. In 2020, Shenzhen GDP surpassed 2.7 trillion RMB gaining a spot in the top-5 cities ranking in Asia for size of the economy.

Shenzhen is the epicenter of technology innovations in China and the central pole of the GBA, as well as a hub for technology, international trade, and finance; it is the home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, one of the largest stock exchanges in the world by market capitalization and the Guangdong Free-Trade Zone. Shenzhen ranked as having the 8th most competitive and largest financial center in the world in the Global Financial Centre Index.

Its nominal GDP has surpassed neighboring cities of Guangzhou and Hong Kong and is now among the top ten cities with the largest economies in the world. Due to the city being a leading global technology hub, Shenzhen has been dubbed by media China's Silicon Valley.


The new CICC office is placed in a space of about 300 m2 which will be called "中意 创新 创意 中心 China-Italy Innovation and Creativity Center".

Among its main objectives, the office aims to:
• Promote Italian excellence in Southern China;
• Share business cases and best practices through the organization of webinars and seminars;
• Create and develop business opportunities;
• Become a place where CICC members will be able to exhibit and promote their products and services.

Priority of the office will also be:
• Further strengthen exchanges between our Chamber of Commerce – in cooperation with the Italian System – and the Chinese counterparts in the territory;
• Fully exploit the strengths of Italian companies in the business context of Shenzhen and the GBA, so that they can increase their commercial interests in the area.


The CICC has about 150 members in Southern China (including the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Hunan, Fujian and Jiangxi), accounting for around 20% of its total membership base (consisting of around 800 members and friends), with Guangzhou as the main office. The Shenzhen office becomes the CICC hub in the GBA, one of the most dynamic areas and with the greatest prospects for growth in the future.


Shenzhen Centralcon Properties and Investment Co., Ltd 深圳市中洲商置投资有限公司 is a key player in the Chinese business community in Shenzhen, that has diversified its business in the construction of industrial parks and company incubators with a vision of the future especially in the fields of artistic technology, design.




"With the opening of this new office in Shenzhen – the second in Southern China and the seventh in the country – the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce continues to pursue its strategy aimed at strengthening its presence in the territories, confirming the attention that has towards its companies and local partners in order to always improve services and support for businesses. Southern China is an important and growing region, which remains at the centre of the national economic policy of the P.R.C. and represents one of the future pillars of the GBA." (Paolo Bazzoni, CICC Chairman)


The CICC Staff

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